According to many Harvard studies, walking at least 9 miles a week is linked to a 22% lower death rate, 18% lower risk of coronary artery disease and a 34% lower risk of stroke. Walking at least 15 minutes per day can add 7 years to your life. So, if you are bored doing the same workout, why don’t you start taking a 15-minute walk on your lunch break or after dinner.
Here are the benefits of walking 15 minutes every day:
Boosts Your Mood
Walking on a regular basis can boost your mood without even you knowing it. A 15-minute walk increases your cheerfulness, strength, alertness and self-confidence.
Regular walking increases your creative inspiration by an average of 60% versus sitting. Walking 15 minutes per day can help with so-called “divergent thinking,” defined as a thought process used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions.
Makes Your Brain Sharper
Walking can definitely impact your brain activity and slow down the aging process.
Improves Your Memory
Walking regularly can improve your memory. Remember, the best way to walk is to walk at a pace that you’re comfortable with in order to stay focused.
Connects You To Nature
Walking in nature reduces the symptoms of depression and makes you feel more relaxed and rejuvenated.
You just need to take 15 minutes out of your busy schedule to walk at a steady pace and try to enjoy the process. That in itself is a great mood-booster.